Tag:Edwin Jackson
Posted on: September 18, 2008 11:02 am

Video notes for Pitching Planner

-- Ben Sheets was scheduled to a two-start pitcher, but he walked off early Wednesday night. What to do?
-- There currently are a lot of aces on the two-start pitchers report. It is pretty timely in the crucial final week for Fantasy owners, right?
-- Freddy An. Garcia made a pretty nice return Wednesday and might be a two-start pitcher himself. He has to be a guy to trust, no?
-- Well, it finally happened -- probably too little, too late -- but David Price is here and might actually start now. Maybe even two starts.

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Ricky Nolasco FLA
(09/22) @ CIN Aaron Harang
(09/27) @ NYM Jonathon Niese
93 percent owned 72 percent starting

Two-start pitcher to sit
Tim Wakefield BOS
(09/23) vs. CLE Cliff Lee 
(09/28) vs. NYY Mike Mussina
52 percent owned 27 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Edwin Jackson TB
(09/23) @ BAL Radhames Liz
(09/28) @ DET Freddy Garcia
48 percent owned 25 percent starting

Jonathon Niese NYM
(09/22) vs. CHC Jason Marquis
(09/27) vs. FLA Ricky Nolasco
7 percent owned 3 percent starting


Posted on: September 4, 2008 10:17 am

Video notes for Pitching Planner

-- Cubs have some injury woes. Big Z, Rich Harden... Are these guys toast for Fantasy purposes?
-- Another contender, the Angels, have some struggling starters. They are slotting Dustin Moseley in the rotation and moving back Jered Weaver. Are these guys in operation shutdown with the big lead in their division?
-- OK, we have some September call-ups making mess of rotations, are there some more on the way? Phil Hughes/Ian Kennedy/Price graphic
-- Who are the No. 5 starters for the Mets and Red Sox? Bartolo Colon graphic

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Clayton Kershaw LA
(09/08) @ SD Cha Seung Baek
(09/14) @ COL Livan Hernandez
59 percent owned 28 percent starting

Two-start pitcher to sit
Edwin Jackson TB
(09/08) @ BOS Jon Lester
(09/14) @ NYY Carl Pavano
54 percent owned 32 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Anthony Reyes CLE
(09/10) @ BAL Chris Waters
(09/14) vs. KC Kyle Davies
37 percent owned 22 percent starting

Jeff Suppan MIL
(09/09) vs. CIN Josh Fogg
(09/14) @ PHI Joe Blanton
42 percent owned 31 percent starting


Posted on: July 31, 2008 10:12 am

Video notes for Pitching Planner

This week's notes for Amber Wilson's final Pitching Planner video (yes, she is leaving us at CBSSports.com):

-- Chris Carpenter is back ... who are some of the next DL returnees: Anibal Sanchez, Brad Penny, Jeff Francis, Aaron Harang
-- Erik Bedard is not on that returnees list right now
-- Some further down the road: Adam Wainwright, Phil Hughes, Bartolo Colon could all return in August
-- How about some September return candidates: Chien-Ming Wang and Yovani Gallardo is possible, too

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Jair Jurrjens ATL
(08/04) @ SF Matt Cain
(08/09) @ ARI Dan Haren
93 percent owned 74 percent starting

Sit two-start pitcher
Bronson Arroyo CIN
(08/04) vs. MIL Manny Parra
(08/09) vs. HOU Brian Moehler
69 percent owned 45 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
 Josh Johnson FLA
(08/05) @ PHI Jamie Moyer
(08/10) @ NYM Mike Pelfrey
50 percent owned 27 percent starting

Edwin Jackson TB
(08/05) vs. CLE Fausto Carmona 
(08/10) @ SEA R.A. Dickey
37 percent owned 21 percent starting


Posted on: July 29, 2008 10:38 am
Edited on: July 29, 2008 10:44 am

Another great night for Price

Hate to further roll the hype machine on David Price, but he was spectacular again after allowing a first-inning homer to Matt Gamel on Monday night.

He went a career-high eight innings with only 91 pitches, allowing just two solo homers, striking out seven and walking none.

The Huntsville Times headline: "Should Price expect call-up soon?"

"I just take it one game at a time down here and expect a call every morning saying I'm going to Tampa," Price told the paper. "Until I get that call-up, I'm working hard, anxious. I want it more than anything. Every day, it crosses my mind. Every time I see professional baseball on TV, I say I can play with those guys and compete against those guys."

Price is as confident and competitive as they come. Remember, after his pro debut in Class A against rehabbing Pedro Martinez, Price said: "I hope someday Pedro tells his grandchildren he once pitched against me."

That's a future Hall of Famer he was talking about in Pedro.

With his eight-inning two-hitter, Price has thrown 73 2/3 innings with 69 strikeouts, allowing just 56 hits. Last year at Vandy he set a single-season record with 194 strikeouts in 133 1/3 innings at Vanderbilt.

"I felt good tonight," Price told the paper. "I think I threw 91 pitches through eight innings -- very efficient. I don't feel any pressure at all. My expectations for myself exceed everybody's expectations for me."

Price told the paper he worked in 11 changeups -- seven for strikes -- and is gaining confidence in his third pitch.

"He's a pretty polished guy, and there are not a lot of glaring weaknesses in his game," his Double-A manager Billy Gardner Jr. told the paper. "But because his fastball and his slider are so dominant, he doesn't really have to throw his changeup much. He understands that he needs that changeup and needs to learn to go back-and-forth between speeds."

Eight innings is a real good sign Price is ready, so Andy Sonnanstine and Edwin Jackson could be headed to the bullpen in August.

"I think he's close," Gardner told the paper. "There are some things he needs to work on, but if you look at the overall package, he has the stuff and the makeup."


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